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credit. according to a report in the "washington post," president obama's economic advisors aand outside experts say the nation's much celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people hyped, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records that were weakened by the recession. in response, administration officials say they are working to get banks to lend to a wider range of borrowers by taking advantage of taxpayer backed programs, including those offered by the federal housing administration that insure home loans against default. wait a minute. this is the exact tactic that caused the housing bubble and the housing market to crash years ago. is washington ever going to learn from its past mistakes? just another sign that the administration has no idea what they're doing. joining me with reaction, the founder of campens company and ceo of the bab group, real estate analyze, dani babb. the community reinvestment act, wasn't that the government started under jimmy carter, doubled down by bill clinton and increased under clinton that forced b
at the places where the suffering is greatest. in washington, president obama and the first family attending easter services at st. john's church and the episcopal church. they h they-- we're told that former president and anti-apartheid leader, nelson mandela's condition is improving further. he's been receiving treatment for recurring pneumonia. a spokesperson saying he had a restful day out today. investors will be looking for signs for hiring and momentum. and this is stocks continuing to run into record territory with key indices breaking all-time highs. will the party, as they call it, continue on wall street? senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls and bears, brenda buttner with a look ahead to the week on wall street, brenda? >> harris, forget about lions and lambs, march was all about bulls on wall street. on the last trading day of the month, s & p which powers many of your 401(k)'s hit an all-time high. blue chips have been breaking records since early march and will main street follow wall street? the recovery is having a tough time. unemployment, while stubbornly high
'm very hopeful that we can get this passed. >> dana milbank writes in "the washington post". obama on guns too little too late. on almost every topic from budget negotiations to national security, washington seems only to act these days in response to crisis if it acts at all. obama errored in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes and energy and immigration and he compounded the error by sending j joe biden to conduct a study. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign to maintain the momentum. mark kelly has been, obviously, outspoken advocate on gun control legislation and he has been going around and buying guns and showing how long it takes to fill out a background check. i think it was like five minutes and 36 seconds, just if you care. if you can wait five minutes and 36 seconds for your gun. >> so i'm hearing behind the scenes there is still a deal that is being worked on universal background checks but yesterday it sound like it might be dead. >> they are still trying to figure ou
from the pulpit on easter? a washington pastor slamming the religious right and barack obama sitting right there. >> when you go to an obama church service, all you're going to get is republicans being blasted. >> political attacks are not what anyone would expect to hear in an easter sermon usually, this is what the christians talk about the good news, that holiday is sort of the heart of the good news. >> the president of the united states chose a preacher whose sermon was devoted to claiming that republicans want to force blacks to ride at the back of the bus again. >> what they heard in the sermon was anything, but happy for easter. >> a preacher who in his sermon said republicans want to make women go back to the kitchen. >> he is not a politician. he's not a senator or a member of congress or the president. this is a sermon at a church here that's been visited by presidents from both parties for many, many years. >> why did the president sit it and listen to this. why did the president not stand up and excuse himself? this is not the kind of sermon a president of the united sta
back to before the obama administration. is washington going to do, if anything, to answer andrew's question? the stock market going up, things improving and incremental ways richard said on a daily basis. anything washington feels need to be done to deal with the slow growth that has been around a long time? >> i wish i could be really optimistic. i'm not. i've been pessimistic this last while, despite the optimism of some colleagues about any sort of grand bargain. i'm certainly pessimistic about anything specifically trying to jump-start the economy, anything specifically that is a big enough debt deal to have big impact. i think we are going to bump along. i think we will bump through the next two near crises and then slide into spring and summer hoping that things slowly continue to get better for the foreseeable future. >> i'll be more skeptical which i actually worry that we are going to start seeing little trembles from the sequester and see it in the economic numbers and you'll see headlines, by the way, that is then going to scare the markets and you sort of have a littl
'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on high sxaft magazine, i believe over 15 rounds. so president obama will say that congress and washington, d.c. should do what colorado has done. of course, they're very different. the legislature in colorado is democratic. where as in washington, d.c. this is obviously the house is republican and there are some questions about whether or not this gun control legislation will be able to get through the senate, because not every democrat is on board and certainly some republicans are not as well. so that's basically his pitch today. >> okay, so that's a political battle here. let's go to the front lines, so to speak. you spent time with agents on the front lines of the nation's battle with gunle hav le havgun. tell us what y
to get washington working? if obama is president for another four years, i guess vote democrat to make the house sways back. is that a credible portion of the electorate? >> i think you will find that voters frequently try to express a dissatisfaction. and normally the way they do that is by voting against the incumbent party. and sam, in the house of representatives, that would be the republicans. and so if you were trying to vote anti gridlock in the next congressional election, it seems that would be an anti republican -- >> you know, i might be the only one in d.c. who thinks this, but i have -- >> that's why you're here. >> this is new york. >> for the speech you're about to make. >> i do believe that over time sequestration is going to cause so much pain in these districts that the party that's most associated with it will face electoral consequences. and that happens to be in this case the republican party. and i think they know it, too, which is why they have gone through this painstaking technique of saying it was obama's idea. because they want him to take some of the blame a
and president obama 8 million dollars on a hawaii vacation while secret service agents can't stay in washington d.c. with their families at christmas time. we're seeing that people who plan their spring break around coming to washington d.c. to see the white house can't do it because they're closed because the president has decided we need to save money. >> sean: since the beginning of the year, if you include the whole obama family, that's two vacations a month, we have to help pay for, hang on a second. >> i'm sorry. >> sean: and if you include the bidens, that's one vacation every month and another one for next month. how many vacations do you take a year, powers? 'cause i don't get that many vacations. >> you know, i go to alaska to see my family, but-- >> once a year, maybe twice. >> no, i get to alaska a lot. i have two little nieces i have to see. but, my point is, i just, the idea that you're getting upset about the girls, i have a real problem with. and-- >> i'm giving you the same picture, i'm giving you biden's trips and hotels bills. and obamas, they can't go to the same location an
us now from washington ace reporters carl cameron and james rosen. how seriously, rosen, is the obama administration taking this north korea deal? i mean, these people really can't do much damage. they can invade south korea. they will get their butt kicked, right? >> well, they can inflict a lot of damage. they don't have the missile technology to strap one of their nuclear weapons to a missile and hit our shores, but the bottom line to answer your question is u.s. officials take it very seriously. both, a, because they have nuclear weapons. they have an army of over a million men. we have 28,000 troops stationed in south korea and also this is a cash starved regime that has never met a missile or nuclear technology that it didn't want to or try to sell. proliferation is is a big concern. i have talked, bill, to the guys that have actually dealt face-to-face with the north koreans, we don't have diplomatic relations with the north koreans, but we do have something called the new york channel which operates through the auspices of the u.n. in new york. i have talked to the guys who ha
a overlooking. >> chris: no doubt. [ laughter ] >> i just have to get that in. obama runs in 2008 as a man who is going to change our politics. he is only going to implement new ideas. he is going to change the way washington works. and the essence of the corruption he was attacking was the money. so, number one, in 2008, he is the first who refuses public financing for his campaign. he raises a billion dollars. and now what he is doing, he is campaigning, look where he is in the third of the month in the second term, if there is ever a time in the 8 years when you would relax on the money and try to govern, it would be at this point. what he has done completely in contradiction to what he promised as a candidate in 2008, he institutionalized the permanent campaign. evidence is out there raising money at the beginning of the second term when he ought to be here working on the budget on sequester and all these other issues. but now he is the essence of exactly the system that he denounced and he promised he would messianicly redeem. >> chris: let me ask you about that marah and then we will go
for you just a bit of that op ed piece that he wrote in "the washington post" on friday. obama erred in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes, energy and eupl aeu congratulations and compounded the error by sending joe biden off to conduct a study, an unnecessary delay when solutions were obvious. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action, not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign could maintain the momentum. directed very much at the president there, jim. >> right although of course i hope hillary clinton loved that line about biden failing, didn't she? i think what's really happening also is a greater precision about what is going on. rand paul asked last week, look, show me one thing in these gun proposal has would have stopped these guys from killing. and i don't think anybody had a good answer to them. as a matter of fact will salatan at slate.com this morning went through the cases of jar rod laughner, james holmes and the guy in connecticut, adam lan today and said these people were all clearly mentally ill, they were crazy
for being with us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow, go to gretawire.com, good night from washington. over to foxnews.com/shep. >> the o'reilly factor is on, tonight. >> president obama is the biggest spending president and has spent more money than any other president combined. >> more shocking examples of government waste, now we are spending taxpayer money on puppet research and snail sex. can washington get things under control? we will debate it. >> you were quoted as basically saying the deal is near, the deal is at hand and all of that coverage got senator rubio to say who, who, who no deal yet. >> deal or no deal? senator schumer says a bipartisan immigration bill is ready to go. but senator rubio says not so fast. where does the legislation stand? we'll have a report. >> i'm angry, i feel very disappointed and i feel like we don't even matter. >> the department of defense refuses to award the soldier who survived the fort hood massacre purple hearts. but why? >> who was the victim? major hasan or the 32 survivors and the 14 deceased? >> we will take a look at this disturbing
away. probably regret that later i bet. and in washington now, the first lady, mrs. obama, making a bit of a freudian slip perhaps? while describing her life at the white house. >> as a busy single mother. or i shouldn't say single. as a busy mother, stimgz when you got the husband as president, it can feel single. but he's there. >> oops. and recovery. she wasn't alone in the verbal missteps. the president is taking heat over comments he made over california's attorney general, kamala harris. he praised her and then said "she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country." guess what? that comment lit up social media with cries that the president was sexist. on what planet in his mind did he think that sounded like the right thing to say? said a woman. and another wondered if eric holder's feelings were hurt. >>> legendary film critic roger ebert passed away at the age of 70. more on his life and legacy, after a quick break. two thumbs up, and shine a spotlight on unknown films. roger ebert died at the age of 70. this look back at roger beater's career. >>
. >> it is a artificial in terms of long-term economic recovery because what is going on in washington particularly with the obama administration, think of their major achievements from the economy, they raised taxes. that's what they did. they raised taxes. that is a drag on the economy. martha: i think there is another plan i want to get your feelings on this. you have got this sort of health care hovering over the jobs market, right? you have a lot of companies that are still sort of trying to figure out what they're going to do with it. they don't want to hire more people. small companies want to stay as tiny as they can right now. they're in complete hunker down mode. >> small companies between 50 and 499 employees. their employment is drop drag mat i canly. that is job growth coming out of recession. not the large companies. smaller companies like that. may not be they're laying people off. they're not hiring. martha: not hiring. >> in this economy we should be in a robust economy right now. they're not hiring. with more unknowns looming oversee questionster, health care tax, why would you hi
and "the washington post" says it might be a strong political move. let me quote "the washington post." by taking a volunteer cut in his own pay, no matter the size or amount, president obama is forcing the sequester back into the news and back to people's minds at least for a day or two. >> i think it could backfire, though, because what the president wants the sequester to be appealed. he thinks the cuts are too draconian and by taking his own pay cut it sort of implies, hey, look, we're all going to take these cuts. it sort of implants the sequester as not something that is going to be repealed. >> angela, you're nodding your head. you don't agree with that? >> i don't agree with that. it wasn't just the president but it was attorney general holder and secretary hagel and secretary kerry. i think what they are saying is these are tough but we don't want the hardworking americans that are in these regular government jobs to be suffering the most from the sequester. >> what it has not been is any republicans. i want to see when they are going to take a cut because they caused the cut
and obama has made a better case. he talks about infrastructure investment and it's not going to happen. there is a log jam in washington where people are on different pages. >> they showed who is better dealing with the split decision. you hope that they are talking about the debt enough to be at about where the president is. it is almost right along party lines. >> that doesn't surprise me and the issue where the republicans do the best with the democrats. are they winning on issues of the jobs and the economy? republicans were talking about are you better off than four years ago? that wasn't the right question to ask. now the challenge is to refight the battle that should have happened in the election about how are you going to do it? >> it's a little early to sit here and say for sure. it's possible health care implementation could end up being a top five issue at least in 2014. what will the economic question be? >> it's going to be do people feel like -- this is almost anywhere. do people feel like this or not. if they feel like things are getting better and the president's party
until 2009. >> i ran for president because i thought we needed big changes and i do think in washington it is a little like "american idol," except everybody is simon cowell. >> president obama decided he should hang with jay one more time when he was once again a presidential candidate, this time running for re-election. >> what is a cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. if you have a case. the main cure, make sure you vote. >> joining me by phone, the man that spoke with jay leno about today's news, bill carter, national media reporter for "the new york times." bill, you spoke to jay and the story that you've written on it indicates this sounds like an orderly transition. >> that's what they're going for for sure. they have been through a lot of disorderly transitions in their history, and they were leaning the same direction until they got it sort of back on track in the past ten days. basically, jay agreeing to do it, the only way to make a transition work is for the outgoing host to decide yes, it is time for him to leave, same with johnny carson, c
far. according to the "wall street journal," the obama administration has decided to turn down the volume. white house correspondent dan lothian live from washington on that part of the story for us this morning. dan, this report reveals that the administration has a game plan for showing military force, but it also says the white house is now dialing back. why? >> reporter: well, you're right. i mean, the report talks about sort of this playbook, if you will, that has specific steps that was signed off on by the administration. essentially, the u.s. flexing its muscles to try to turn down the temperature, not only in north korea but also in the region there. but this report pointing out that the steps that the u.s. has taken may have been more provocative, may have pushed and provoked this new leader, kim jong-un, more than intended, so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind that the u.s. presence has been increasing in the region in recent weeks starting back on march 8th when the u.s. flew b-52s as part of what was described as a routine mission. then about 2 1
relish research projects they can hold up for ignorant mockery. here's a respondent to president obama's 2009 address before congress. >> and $140 million for something called volcano monitoring. instead of monitoring volcanos, what congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in washington, d.c. >> that guy. of course, about a month and a half later, there was a massive volcano eruption in alaska, but the persistent attacks have a real and destructive effect. this is what's happening to basic research funding. it's getting cut. the national science foundation national institutes of health are all suffering cuts from the sequester. republicans, led by senator tom coburn, even managed to smuggle an outrageous piece of language that instructs the director of the national science foundation that political sign research can only be funded if it is certified to promote national security or the economic interests of the united states. in other words, a rank bit of micromanaging by a few committed demagogues in the united states senate of the research agenda of academics. one of
hope that this is an example to the rest of the nation. certainly to our leaders in washington, who seem so deeply divided about an issue such as universal background checks, where the country is not divided itself. >> connecticut acts as president obama is out west today, trying to pressure congress to act. >> this is not easy. and i'll be blunt, a lot of members of congress, this is tough for them. because those who are opposed to any form of legislation, legislation affecting guns, they're very well organized and they're very well financed. but it can be done if enough voices are heard. >> joining me this hour, mark kelly, who with his wife, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, has become a leading voice for tighter gun laws across the nation. >>> countering the threats, the u.s. sends new missile defenses to guam as north korea deploy as medium-range missile to its coast. we're live with richard engel. >>> and horroring courageous women. and happy anniversary to us. join us as we celebrate our five years of "andrea mitchell reports." >> some of the responsibility for the gr
. shame on us if we have forgotten. >>> for years now, we've been hearing opponents of president obama and some supporters of his say that he just isn't willing to fight for what he believes in. that he compromises too easily, that he gives up too easily. today, with most of washington politicians and the political media firmly convinced that nothing significant can be done on gun and ammunition control, the president stubbornly stood and fought for it, but he did not stand alone. he stood with the parents of children from connecticut to california whose lives were snuffed out by gun violence. >> that anguish is still fresh in newtown. less than 100 days ago that happened. and the entire country was shocked. the entire country pledged we would do something about it and this time would be different. i haven't forgotten those kids. shame on us if we have forgotten. >> the president pushed for approval of all of his legislative proposals, including an assault weapons ban, a limit on high-capacity magazines and he especially emphasized his most popular proposal. >> 90% support background c
a candidate who you believe in and go to work for them. >> i agree. i was in washington d.c. in 2006 helping with the democratic senate campaign and senator obama said if i do this you will go with me, right? i said sure. right then i decided to go with obama over clinton before i even ask what was your biggest fund-raiser? i have all lady in san diego who pays 35,000. great. going up against the clinton administration he had a database of 20,000 addresses but i believed he would be the best nominee and president and it has been a fun ride. >> i had not had experience on a political campaign but to reinforce that i joined governor ron a working for him at the olympics in salt lake city you said i will run for governor will you work on my campaign? i had no interest in politics at that point*. i said no, i'm not interested in my wife said you crazy tell him we will move to boston. and three years later, he asked me to be the national finance director for the campaign. i had no idea what campaign fund-raising was but pick somebody you believe in and you will do a good job. >> how old were you?
sometime in the next few months. it's become a political controversy. just this week president obama was greeted outside a california fundraiser by protesters pushing the president to reject the pipeline extension. texas oil tycoon t. boone pickens knows what it is like to pick an energy fight in washington though he doesn't have much of a winning record. i spoke to him earlier this week about his frustrations in pitching what he calls the pick ens plan. welcome. thanks for being here. >> sure. glad to be here. >> before we talk about energy you said recently washington has the largest group of incompetent people in one place in the world. do you mind elaborating? >> one thing would be we haven't had a budget in five years. i can't imagine operating government without a budget. okay. that's one reason. and another is, you know, i've brought the pickens plan up here. simple plan. get on your own resources. get off opec oil. that's not hard to understand. >> certainly there would be i would think a lot of people in congress who want to support that. >> you'd think so but we never got a
: it is. ♪ boogie wonderland ♪ . >> gretchen: a good workout song. president obama heads to colorado in a few hours to push his gun control plan. but he's coming under fire for using decades old information to sell the new idea. elizabeth prann has more, live in washington. good morning. >> good morning. the senate may be hearing legislation addressing gun trafficking and expanded background checks in the next week or two. this while president obama continues his pressure campaign while traveling to colorado today. he'll display the state's gun control package. lawmakers there proposed some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. the bill today sets limits on ammunition magazines and expands background checks. the president's arguments, however, are full of stale statistics. he's been using, quoting 40% of all gun purchases are made without a background check, but that number is almost 20 years old. listen. >> why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? why wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40% of
in a show of military might. dan lothian is live from washington. we're hearing this headline, dan, but at the same time we're also learning from the obama administration they have this so-called playbook for north korea. >> that's right. that was first reported by the "wall street journal" now independently confirmed by cnn that there was this playbook whereby the north korea did one thing, then the u.s. would react in a certain way. now there's this concern though, according to one official that perhaps they may have pushed north korea's leader too far. so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind over the last several weeks the u.s. really has been beefing up its presence in the region. twice last month the u.s. said b-52 bombers that fly over south korea as part of what we are told is a routine mission. there were navy ships sent to the region and then just yesterday, of course, we find out that this missile defense system will be sent to guam. a lot of concern because many u.s. officials really don't know kim jong-un. they believe that he is unpredictable. perhaps c
their interests in washington. i think some of them see honda as a old school democrats so you have the same challenges of obama with hillary clinton back in the presidential primaries in 2007. >> we were talking about phones before. mika has, i would say, love/hate relationship with apple but it's nor of a hate/hate relationship with apple. so we are trying out some new phones here just to see how it goes. i know you've seen this. this new microsoft system which visually is great. you see it around. it's really impressive. the question is -- you're talking about the ecosystem. the question is microsoft so far behind the 8 ball? you know, for most of us all roads lead to itunes. >> right. >> how do they make that leap? how does microsoft get back in the game? this is visually better than the iphone and does a a lot of good things but is it too big of a leap? >> it's a challenge. these things tend to go in cycles. i've been doing this about 30 years. 30 years ago apple and microsoft just coming into their own area apple kind of lost its way a little bit and microsoft took that vacuum and crea
. this breaking news this morning, the "washington post" has gotten a heads up on the president's proposal for the budget of next year. what's interesting is this is unlike the barak obama we've heard from in the past. he's actually talking about cutting social security and medicare big time. but you know what? he's also talking about more taxes. fewer tax hikes, but he is still in this new budget proposal calling for $580 billion in more tax if they did change the cost of living calculation for s the so-called cbit could generate $200 billion. unfortunately, it's going to generate a lot of heat from democrats. >> brian: chain cbi will send guys like independent sanders, bernie sanders over the top. it will send nancy pelosi into the moon. but that's something that republicans say you talked about doing it. when it comes to action, you don't do it. that would be significant. also, he's also talk being a 28% cap on all entitlements which would affect charities, home builders, pension plans, anybody who tried to buy a home. >> steve: writeoffs. >> brian: yeah. so-called closing of loopholes.
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